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Editorial | doi:10.5530/ax.2011.1.1

Introducing a New Journal: Free Radicals and Antioxidants

Authors and affiliation (s):

Subhankar Chakraborty1, M.B.B.S., PhD. and Mueen Ahmed K K2, PhD.

1Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, NE 68198, USA. 2Department of Phyochemistry, College of Clinical Pharmacy, King Faisal University, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.


Welcome to a new journal exploring one of the most upcoming areas in the field of free radicals biology and medicine today- Free radicals and Antioxidants! Living organisms are being continuously exposed to a wide array of insults that lead to the production of reactive oxygen species (ROS). Reactive oxygen species serve several physiological functions- they can activate signaling pathways in normal cells that in turn modulate physiological processes like inflammation, apoptosis, regulation of smooth muscle tone and leukocyte adhesion to the vascular endothelium.[1] The term ROS broadly refers to a family of highly reactive molecules, all of which share one common feature- the presence of oxygen.Read more...,


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